Terry G encouraged this.
Running a 5k is an excellent goal for new runners, and a great entry point distance into what can seem like a daunting sport. The 5k (3.1 miles) is the perfect distance for first-timers - and is a great milestone for any runner to have achieved. Start increasing the amount of time you're running for, building up to the full distance. Good luck!
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“Been doing 5ks for about 8 years now. Started as a competition then it became regular. I do take part in most of the 5k races in Jamaica. the major one being Sigma in February. I am looking forwards to the Edu Run in July. ”
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Yvonne M encouraged this.
As an 'improving plodder' I thought I'd share some of the mental tricks/mantas that have helped me to vastly improve my run speed and distances. The thing with my running - and perhaps yours - is that it is often a battle of wits between the...
Brian E encouraged this.
Rian F encouraged this.
Mary M was doing 4km on the road...stopped for couple of weeks but back now and building it up again..look forward to my first 5km race soon...will aim for 30 mins too but main aim is to finish it running
Cherif D encouraged this.
Samantha W I'm doing the race for life in July. I've never run before and I literally run for a minute before being shattered! However, like with my strength training I'm going to train hard and push myself to achieve
Ben W Not sure if it counts but I did 5k on the treadmill at the gym yesterday. To make it more challenging I did it on the "fat burner" programme which included inclines of the treadmill up to 4%
Donnette F The first 5km I ran, with kids in tow, actually it was more of (then 5 year old) carrying-Aiden-half-the-way challenge :)
Tamer B It was an organized 5k run. My first full 5k distance non-walking
It was tough for me put I kept pushing myself my time was 37.22, not bad for a first timer
I was very excited to finish this distance. I will have the official 5K race in two weeks.
Angela R Same as the challenge to run my first 10k, I take this challenge to mean running my first 5k race. I have signed up for a 5k race on May 4.
Rick P encouraged this.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!